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Author Mehta, Lyla, author

Title Water for food security, nutrition and social justice / Lyla Mehta, Theib Oweis, Claudia Ringler, Barbara Schreiner, Shiney Varghese
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 214 pages)
Series Pathways to sustainability
Pathways to sustainability series
Contents Linking Water and Food Security -- Agricultural Water Management -- Water Governance for Food Security and Nutrition -- Water, Food Security and Nutrition, and Social Justice
Summary "This book is the first comprehensive effort to bring together Water, Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) in a way that goes beyond the traditional focus on irrigated agriculture. Apart from looking at the role of water and sanitation for human wellbeing, it proposes alternative and more locally appropriate ways to address complex water management and governance challenges from the local to global levels against a backdrop of growing uncertainties. The authors challenge mainstream supply-oriented and neo-Malthusian visions that argue for the need to increase the amount of land under irrigation in order to feed the world's growing population. Instead, they argue for a reframing of the debate concerning production processes, waste, food consumption and dietary patterns whilst proposing alternative strategies to improve water and land productivity, putting the interests of marginalised and disenfranchised groups upfront. The book highlights how accessing water for FSN can be challenging for small holders, vulnerable and marginalized women and men, and how water allocation systems and reform processes can negatively affect local people's informal rights. The book argues for the need to improve policy coherence across water, land and food and is original in making a case for strengthening the relationship between the human rights to water and food, especially for marginalised women and men. It will be of great interest to practitioners, students and researchers working on water and food issues"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Lyla Mehta is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UK, and a Visiting Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Theib Oweis is Director of the Water, Land and Ecosystems research program at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and a Distinguished Guest Professor of water management at the International Platform for Dryland Research and Education (IPDRE) of Tottori University, Japan. Claudia Ringler leads the Natural Resource Management Theme at the International Food Policy Research Institute and is also a flagship co-lead with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. Barbara Schreiner is a water resources policy expert and Executive Director of the Water Integrity Network. Shiney Varghese is Senior Policy Analyst with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, USA, and a member of the High Level Panel of Experts to the UN Committee on World Food Security
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 08, 2019)
Subject Food security -- Research
Water resources development -- Research
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development.
NATURE -- Ecology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
Water resources development -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Oweis, Theib Yousef, author
Ringler, Claudia, author
Schreiner, Barbara, author
Varghese, Shiney, author
LC no. 2019024120
ISBN 1315189941